Big Deal

  • A big deal: Chris Brown

    Award-winning finance broker and real estate agent Chris Brown is the founder and managing director of Sydney brokerage. He helped a young self-employed couple who had been rejected for a property loan by two lenders

  • A big deal: Ollie Lum

    He recently helped a client obtain an interest-only loan involving 22 securities

  • A big deal: Chris Howitt

    Chris Howitt is an experienced mortgage broker at Port Melbourne who has worked at Mortgage Choice for more than 16 years. He assisted a single mum who was struggling to secure a construction loan so she could build her first home

  • A big deal: Graeme Salt

    Graeme Salt is director of The Futurus Group, which includes Origin Finance, Chan & Naylor Finance and Walker and Miller Training. Brokerage Origin Finance helped a couple who had moved their business from London back to Sydney and wanted to buy a property

  • A big deal: Alex Sperling by Sarah Megginson

    When a couple approached Alex Sperling to refinance a loan he'd arranged for them many years prior so they could rebuild their home, it seemed like a straightforward deal – but the devil is always in the details

  • A big deal: Jason Paetow by Sarah Megginson

    Helping clients is about executing a financial strategy to suit their long-term needs – sometimes that means explaining a higher interest rate is worthwhile in the long run

  • A big deal: Thuy Hook by Sarah Megginson

    It should have been a straightforward deal: an equity release to fund cosmetic renovations. However, a strange interpretation of credit policy left these borrowers in the lurch – which is when broker Thuy Hook stepped in to save the day

  • A big deal: Mary Sartinas by Mary Sartinas

    For Mary Sartinas, director of Affiliate Finance & Property, this clunky development finance deal presented some big challenges – but her creative solutions got her borrowers out of a pickle

  • A big deal: Nicola Tucker by Nicola Tucker

    Nicola Tucker, director and finance broker at Surf Coast Finance, took on this relatively straightforward commercial finance deal at the beginning of March – and then the pandemic hit

  • A big deal: Raj Sarin by Raj Sarin

    Raj Sarin, head of investment finance at in Synergy Property Wealth Advisory, shares how feeling ‘stuck’ in your financial situation can be a matter of perception